So, I planted Spaghetti Squash this weekend. It’s a winter squash, right? Well it turns out that this squash needs a long time of warm weather to mature. Oh well..this is Texas…we’ll see what happens. Winter doesn’t get really bad here until January.
Even then, “really bad” is somewhat relative.
I have this square bed between my two peach trees because, originally, I planned on planting dwarf peach trees. As it turned out, the peach trees that came into my life were full sized. So, I left this square bed empty. Eventually, grass overtook it and it was a mess. A few months ago I covered it over with cardboard and left it until yesterday. I pulled the cardboard out and pulled out the dead grass and found a ton of earthworms, which was GREAT to see.
So, while this squash may not have enough time to mature, it has great soil.